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Japan Finally Got Hydrogen Station

For the first time, Japan finally has a hydrogen filling station. Only 3 minutes the time required for charging hydrogen into the car.

Establishment of this station makes hydrogen cars became apparent.

Because the test is, Japanese people will get in hydrogen fuel free. But unfortunately the selling price of hydrogen fuel in Japan does not yet have a definite selling price.

“The first thing I emphasize is, all the confusion regarding the price and the cost. If we talk about the cost of production, then we talk about how much it costs to produce hydrogen, send it and set up facilities.
Hirose added if a station is established, all is usually accumulated, could have to fill in the hydrogen car takes tens of thousands of yen. “For the first time it will cost up to tens of thousands of yen,” said Hirose.

With the birth of hydrogen filling stations in Japan, Hirose hoping to give BB choice <not only environmentally friendly hybrid technology.

“At what price people would be willing to pay? Most people might think ‘It’s okay for me, as long as the fuel consumption with hybrid cars’,

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Secure Your Custom Car Investment With a Car Cover

Your car is a major investment and you will want to keep it looking sharp and running smoothly. If you have a classic or custom car that you store away for the winter, you have to make sure you prepare it for storage so it will be in pristine condition when you take it out. To keep your custom car looking its best you have to keep it in the best shape possible, inside and out.

You need to take extra care and greater precautions when you are driving a custom car regularly and it is being parked outside. Make sure you have it covered with a properly fitted car cover which can protect the vehicle from the elements which predominate in your area. You ought to have it covered whenever it is not in use and if you are going to put it in storage, there are a few preventive maintenance measures you can take to make sure it stays in good condition.

Before you store it away you should give it a good detailing and it should be squeaky clean. You will want to wash all the road grime off of the car including all body parts and undercarriage. Another, very important thing is to make sure the car is completely dry before you cover it up with a car cover as this will ensure moisture is not being trapped which may cause musty smells and promote mold growth.

You will want to make sure the car cover you choose has a high quality soft interior that will not scratch you car and will protect it from dust. If you plan on storing the car for a short time, you can drain the cooling fluid and refill it with antifreeze. On the other hand, if you plan on storing the vehicle for an extended period of time, you can drain the entire system and take the radiator cap off so air can circulate through it.

It is recommended you put the car on car stands or jacks to lift the tires off the ground. This will help keep your tires from deflating or being ruined and more than this, remove the battery and clean the battery cables.

 

When you get your car out of storage, clean it up with a soft cotton cloth that is designed for specifically cleaning cars. It is also important to use the correct car wash and not abrasive detergent. To help prevent rust and metal corrosion you should have any dents, cracks or chips repaired as soon as you notice them.

Wash and dry your car properly after a road trip and make sure you blot dry any water to avoid rusting of the metal surfaces. You should also make sure you remove any gas spills, bird dropping, dead bugs and tree sap as soon as possible. All of these things can do serious damage to your vehicles paint finish. There are quality removal products, which don’t have high acidic content, available for removing these types of things.

When you are not using your vehicle you should cover it up to protect it from the elements. You want to make sure the cover has a soft lining that will not harm your paint job. If you follow the tips above you will keep your custom or classic car in mint condition for years to come.

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Let Tricks Sustainable Car Transmission

Transmission car is one of the important points in the vehicle. However, owners often underestimate this one. Come let us take care of the transmission. How do?

Transmission oil change should be done routinely appropriate service books.

If it is not done routinely, pull the engine will feel heavy and can damage the transmission components. Furthermore, transmission oil changes using standard oil into separate components.

Oil changes should use genuine quality oil to ensure the durability of the transmission.

Some other things that need to be associated with the transmission shown level include periodic inspection, leak check, replacement of oil filter (on automatic transmission).

Examination of the oil level will be used periodically when the activity is useful for checking the oil level standards.

Lack of oil can cause damage to transmission components. In the manual and automatic transmissions, oil leak checking is useful to know the condition of the vehicle.

Oil leaks can cause a reduction or exhaustion that makes transmission oil level is broken.

In an automatic transmission, oil filter changes should also be taken to avoid any damage to transmission components.

The course car users are already familiar with the use of a manual transmission. However, there are some things that need to be considered to maintain the quality of the components.

One is not to get used to the gears when parking. This is a safety measure and can not damage the transmission components.

In addition, the manual transmission cars do not get pushed at Soak battery, but use jumper cables to power it. The reason is, the habit of starting the engine to the driven manual transmission can damage components.

As for the automatic transmission, here are some tips on their use:

In an automatic transmission, position 1 or L to rise and fall steeply.
In an automatic transmission, position 2 for the rise and fall is not so steep.
In an automatic transmission, position 3 and D together, but the Over Drive function on D.
Over Drive O / D, is used in high speed for a long time, serves to lower the engine so it can reduce fuel consumption.
Position P (Parking), is used when the vehicle is parked, serves to safety.
At the red light, the position of D is shifted to N for the safety and care for the automatic transmission.
For an automatic transmission vehicle broke down on the road, it is recommended to use a car carrier (sling), to prevent damage to the automatic transmission.

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DIY Auto Detailing

There’s no other feeling like driving a clean car. Anyone can clean a car, but it takes a lot of effort to make it look like it just came off the showroom floor.

Professional Auto Detailers utilize great time and effort to ensure that your car’s appearance looks it’s finest.

No one knows for certain where the art of auto detailing began, but it is believed to have started in Southern California, and this art has become more than just a fad, as there are currently more that 50,000 detailers in the U. S., and these professionals rake in about $100,000 a year in detailing sales.

Many people have their car detailed just because they want a clean car. Sometimes detailing becomes serious business, especially when the person having their car detailed intends to enter it into a car show. In car shows, the vehicle is often judged on how well-kept and clean the vehicle appears. One such car show that is devoted mainly to the appearance of car is the Concours d’Elegance, sometimes referred to as the Concours.

There are 3 different methods of auto detailing.

  • Exterior Detailing
  • Interior Detailing
  • Engine Degreasing

Exterior detailing includes: waxing, claying, correcting paint defects and polishing the exterior of the vehicle.

Interior detailing includes: Interior detailing typically involves liquid cleaners and brushes. Every surface within the interior of the car must be cleaned, from the dashboard, console and visors to the instrument panel. Vacuuming is included as well.

The third type of detailing is degreasing the engine: This process involves removing grease and dirt from the engine bay with all-purpose cleaners and de-greasers.

The purpose of detailing is to bring out the vehicle’s appearance potential by the polishing and waxing of the exterior paint, wheels and chrome, and by giving the upholstery and seats a thorough cleaning.

Depending on the detailer, a customer may also be able to purchase undercoating services (including rust-proofing) and interior sealant, a fabric protectant also known as Scotch-Guarding.

Though detailing covers every aspect of cleaning a vehicle, it does not include upholstery work, painting, body work, or mechanical repair.

Mobile Auto Detailing has become increasingly popular, as it allows the owner to have his/her professionally detailed without ever having to leave their home or office.

A full detail will increase the value on a used car. When the vehicle is presented to the potential buyer, they will see the car in the best possible condition. Of course when selling a vehicle, there are other factors to consider, such as mileage and poor mechanical condition. The mileage is of course a factor you do not want to touch, unless your willing to face criminal charges.

Besides keeping your car clean, another benefit is the trade-in value. If you want the asking price, and the car is in good running order, get a professional detail, or, if you can do the job yourself, there are various top quality products for you to use.

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How to Start an Auto Detailing Business 1-2-3

An auto detailing service professionally cleans, washes and waxes the interior and exterior of cars, trucks, RVs and even boats. There is no shortage of vehicles to detail, but detailing can be labor-intensive, so make sure you enjoy cars before you start this type of automotive business.

It can be very inexpensive to start an auto detail service, since you don’t necessarily need a store front or shop. You can offer a mobile service and travel to your customers’ locations, or you can rent space at a local car wash or automotive shop. The equipment you’ll need is minimal as well; quality car wash, wax and interior cleaning supplies. Once you have established a larger client base, you can purchase your supplies in bulk at lower wholesale prices, thus increasing your profit per job.

With so many vehicles, you have your choice of customers with whom to work. You may want to focus on a particular niche market to specialize in a certain type of service or particular type of customer. For example, there are new car owners, car dealerships, RV owners or rental companies, classic car owners, even your average joe car driver who wants his car looking good.

So how do you find your customers? If you are on a budget, network with people you know or print business cards and drop them off at local car dealerships or automotive businesses. You could discuss forming a partnership where they get a cut of your profits by advertising your service at their place of business. You could also place an ad in the yellow pages, newspaper or local magazines offering a first-time buyer discount to attract new customers. If you can, use humor in your ads, it’s a great way to attract attention.

Volunteering in your community is another inexpensive way to get your business name out there. Participate in local events and give away coupons for your auto detailing service. Hold a drawing to collect names of potential customers, the winner receiving a free detail service. You can also advertise on TV, radio and the internet for less money than you may think. Submitting a press release is a great example – the media will promote you for free if you send them a great news story about your business.

 

If you treat your customers well, you will end up not having to spend much of your time marketing because you’ll benefit from repeat customers. Speaking of which, you may want to ask those customers for referrals.

So how do you actually start an auto detailing business?

1. Learn your trade. If you don’t already have detailing skills and knowledge, work a side job. Ask automotive specialists about recommended products. Pick up an inexpensive start-up guide on how to start an auto detailing business or interview an already-successful auto detailing entrepreneur who can give you advice.

2. Find out who your customers are. What are people in your area looking for in a detailing service? What value will you offer them and how much are they willing to pay you for it? Check out competitor’s prices. You don’t necessarily need to be the cheapest – as long as you offer more value (i.e. additional service options, faster service, more convenient location, weekend or evening hours, on-site service, etc).

3. Find out which licenses or permits you need from your local government office. Talk with an accountant, insurance agent and banker (you can get referrals from other local business owners or friends) to get helpful tips on financing, tax issues, insurance and business management that will save you time, money and hassles in the long run.